LEDs Light Up Indoor Farming and Marijuana Cultivation – Cannabis News
We speak with Randy Mortensen, who heads up a division of Lighting Science focused on cannabis and indoor agriculture.
The marijuana grow-light story sits at the intersection of semiconductor cost curves, cutting-edge indoor botany, utility efficiency incentives, outlaw pot growers, and the slow societal acceptance of a newly legal intoxicant.
And it's a very big business. A 2012 study from Berkeley Lab found that indoor marijuana production could account for as much as 1 percent of U.S. electricity use, about half the amount consumed by data centers.
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